2001: a space odyssey

2001: a space odyssey

Kubrick References in Mad Men

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Scenes and dialogues from Mad Men's "Monolith" that seem like nods to Stanley Kubrick's works... (some other imagery: http://imgur.com/gallery/uiA1i) Scene 1: The Shining and Full Metal Jacket. Scene 2: Roger's "clubbed another ape" line references 2001: A Space Odyssey. Scene 3: Talking about technology and mankind. (2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY) Scene 4: Don confronts Lloyd. "You talk like a friend, but you're not" is very much referencing HAL from 2001. Lloyd responds with an almost-direct quote from HAL - "I'm sorry. I don't understand." Lloyd sounds like AI. Don also mentions "the Dawn of Time", the first act of 2001. EDIT: "Lloyd" is also the name of the bartender in The Shining. Not to mention, Don is drunk/going crazy like Jack in The Shining. (source: champagne_stains http://www.reddit.com/r/madmen/comments/24q6xw/mad_men_season_7_episode_4_the_monolith/ch9s5nr) Scene 5: Freddie's mention of "get in uniform, fix your bayonet" seems like a small nod to Kubrick's war films. (Full Metal Jacket, Paths of Glory). And Freddie's "Are you just going to kill yourself? Give them what they want?" sounds like he's talking directly to the audience and theorists that think Don will eventually jump out of a window like the opening. UPDATE: The following episode, "The Runaways", also had a Kubrick homage: http://youtu.be/-qkCZXbOrnk